Volume 5, Issue 8 | August 2022
Critter Chronicles
August 2022 Heart Connections
GMHS was happy to participate in Clear the Shelters, an annual, nationwide adoption campaign sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition, August 1 through August 31. We are excited to share that 74 pets were adopted from GMHS in August 2022! Thank you to the many adopters who opened their heart and home to a homeless pet in need.

If you are ready to make a heart connection, our adoption team would be happy to provide a personalized recommendation. Simply fill out your adoption questionnaire and we will be in touch to help you meet your new best friend.
August 2022 Shelter Snapshot

The generous support of staff, volunteers, and donors enables GMHS to provide daily care, cover special medical needs, foster animals in homes as needed, and arrange transportation to adoption-guaranteed partners. We are also committed to education, outreach, and transparency. Our annual statistics are available on our website, and we also offer you a monthly snapshot.
Mark Your Calendar: Community Event Benefitting GMHS
Looking ahead and making plans? Mark your calendars for a Poker Run!

Sponsored by Illusions Motorcycle Club and benefitting GMHS, this event is open to all and promises not to disappoint!

Thank you to our friends at Illusions Motorcycle Club for your generosity and heart for homeless pets!
Dean is just one of the GMHS adoptable dogs who would love to spend some extra time with you!
Volunteer Opportunity

We are in great need of Canine Wellness Assistants. These volunteers provide much needed one-on-one attention and care for shelter dogs, including walks and enrichment program support.

Have a crazy schedule? We totally understand! You can volunteer daily between 8 AM and 6 PM. Whether you have 1 hour to spare each month, or 12 hours to share a week, every amount of time makes a difference for our homeless pets. We provide individualized training, and we would love to have you join our team! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Waynette Petty by email or call (804) 693-5520 ext. 106.
Highway to Home Success

In August 2022, 23 dogs, 39 cats, and 4 small animal were transferred to our adoption-guaranteed partners. We are happy to play a role in saving and transforming the lives of homeless pets! Thank you to all of the GMHS team members, volunteers, destination shelters, and our friends at Petco Love who make these life-saving transports possible.

If you would like to volunteer to pilot one of our Highway to Home transports, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Waynette Petty by email or call (804) 693-5520 ext. 106.
Timber is just one of the pets who was transferred through our Highway to Home program in August.
Compassionate Community
Many thanks to our friend Tauren, a 7th grader at Page Middle School, who collected monetary donations for GMHS. Thank you, Tauren, for sharing your heart for homeless pets with GMHS!
Our hearts are filled with gratitude to Diane and Peter Perina (left and right), of Eastfields Farms, and all who participated in and donated to the recent pick-your-own blueberry fundraiser for GMHS. A total of $2,773 was raised for GMHS--a generous gift with life-saving superpower--and we are grateful beyond measure to all who made the event a success!
The Gloucester Hippies 4-H Club collected pet supplies for the homeless pets of GMHS. Several of their members came by this month with the donations. Thank you for partnering with us!
Thank you to all who donated to our #FiveDollarFriday Facebook fundraiser for the GMHS Pet Pantry. We are excited to share $873 was raised! These funds will be used to purchase pet food to stock the Pet Pantry, which is used by more than 150 families in our community.

If you missed the fundraiser and would still like to help us meet this growing need, click here to donate today and mark pet pantry in the donation notes.

Thank you for sharing your heart for the people and pets of our community with GMHS.

GMHS is neither affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States.
Cashew can't wait to meet you!
A stray found in Gloucester, Cashew entered the care of GMHS in April 2022 and has been patiently waiting to make his heart connection. He appreciates affection and returns it in kind.

Want to meet Cashew?

Swing by and visit him Wednesday to Sunday from 12 PM to 5 PM, and prepare to fall in love!
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